AceShowbiz - "The Real Housewives of Potomac" star Ashley Darby is officially a mom. The TV star welcomed her first child, a "wonderful" son, on Sunday, July 7, and she was more than thrilled to announce the happy news to everyone.
"I never thought this day would come," the 31-year-old wrote on her Instagram account in addition to posting a photo of her in her hospital bed exhausted from the delivery. The pic also featured her husband Michael cradling their bundle of joy on a sofa next to her in their birthing suite.
"When I learned I was pregnant, I started thinking about when I'd feel the first kicks. Then, when I was feeling the flutters, I wanted to know when I'd finally start to show," she added. "After watching the bump grow, my mind went to birthing day (WILL THIS REALLY HAPPEN?!) And when the day finally came that this sweet child came into our world, it felt like the sunniest day after a sky filled grey. The most sensational day of our shared life. Mickey and I are savoring every moment with our wonderful son."
Ashley and her 59-year-husband have yet to reveal the name of their baby. The newborn is the couple's first child together, though Michael has two adult children from a previous marriage.
Earlier this month, Ashley shared on the photo-sharing platform that she couldn't wait to meet her baby soon. "Anytime now my sweet son, we have made it to the finish line! My darlings, this is the happiest feeling I could ever have right now," she wrote alongside a photo of her round and bare baby bump. "Experiencing motherhood and preparing to hold this being in my arms gives more joy to my heart than is conceivable! Thank you for all of the wonderful messages and supportive notes you've sent to us. They have been so helpful and uplifting. Much love and light to every one of you."
Ashley and Mickey tied the knot in 2014. However, they briefly split between seasons two and three of the Bravo TV show over fights regarding their Arlington, VA restaurant, Oz.